Earlier this year Julie Taymor (The Lion King) announced plans to direct a Broadway musical based on Spider-Man. With Across The Universe now behind her, the casting process is upcoming. Taymor told The Daily Mail that she hopes to reteam with her Across The Universe cast for the stage project. Apparently Taymor would like to cast Jim Sturgess as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man and Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane Watson.
“There, I’ve said it. Now I have to go through a web to get them,” Taymor said, adding: “Jim’s certainly interested, but his film career has taken off, so I have to nab him between movies. Same with Evan. They’d be my ideal pairing, though, if they’re free.”
Wood and Sturgess are such perfect, yet different, choices for the stage adaptation. But forget about a musical, why not have Wood and Sturgess in Spider-Man 4? It looks like Tobey, Kirsten and Sam won’t be returning for a fourth Spider-man film (of course, this all could change). Am I crazy for suggesting the idea? Who would you cast in a Spider-Man musical? Or Spider-Man 4 for that matter?
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I first read the book Bringing Down the House a couple years back, and knew instantly that Hollywood would make a movie about this real life tale of how six M.I.T. Students took Vegas for Millions. The feature film version is titled 21 and stars Across the Universe‘s Jim Sturgess in the lead, Kevin Spacey as the teacher/leader, in addition to Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, and Aaron Yoo. Sure, director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Monster-in-Law) doesn’t instill confidence, but it’s hard to mess up a heist film (although Oceans 12 accomplished that feat). The new movie trailer makes the movie look very fun. Check out he trailer after the jump.
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Most men dream of Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. So a movie starring both women together on the screen is something that most men should be excited about, right? The bad news is that it is a romantic period drama (a genre which is usually beloved by women and attested by men).
The Other Boleyn Girl, based on the Philippa Gregory novel which follows the story of two beautiful sisters, Anne (Portman) and Mary (Johansson) Boleyn, who driven by their family’s blind ambition, compete for the love of theÂ King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). Kristin Scott Thomas and Across the Universe star Jim Sturgess also star. Check out the trailer after the jump.
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With the Toronto Film Festival ready to ramp up next week, we’ve just gotten our hands on a ton of new production photos from some of our most anticipated films of Fall 2007. First up is a new photo from Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, a romantic musical told through the music of The Beatles. If you haven’t yet seen the trailer, watch it now.
The photo above shows Jim Sturgess, who plays Jude in the film (of “Hey Jude” fame) staring at some strawberries on the wall. The marketing department has been using strawberries in the marketing of this film as a metaphor for a bleeding heart (or at least that’s my interpretation). Click on the image to enlarge, check back next week for our review.Â Across The Universe hits theaters on September 21st 2007.
Across The Universe is on our list for the most anticipated films of 2007. We’ve been waiting for this film for what seems like forever. The movie trailer was released in February and absolutely blew us away (if you haven’t seen it yet, watch it now). Then came stories that director Julie Taymor was fighting with the studio to keep her final cut after Revolution Studios founder Joe Roth re-cut the film without her permission. It will be interesting to see what this film looks like when it premieres at Toronto. MTV Has posted a new photo from the film (seen above).
MTV also has two exclusive clips of a pre-Marilyn Manson Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess singing classic Beatles tunes in Julie Taymor’s upcoming film. You can watch them at Overdrive.
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As you probably know, Across the Universe is one of the under-the-radar films we’ve been really looking forward to. Universe is a love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s, described as a “romantic musical” told through numerous Beatles songs performed by the characters. You can watch the theatrical trailer at this link.
Anyway, it seems like the movie studio and director are having a huge disagreement about the final cut (which is never good). It could lead to Academy Award nominated director Julie Taymor (Frida, Titus) removing her name from the project.
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